Every year we wait for new developments in the treatment of diabetes, especially those with DM1, which should take into your routine several measurements of blood glucose (finger tips as), and bites to insulin, or those using a more modern treatment, Insulin pump (also using needles, but these are replaced only every 3 days). The year 2014 was a year with some very cool new technologies in diabetes. News that facilitate our daily lives, in ever closer to a routine almost ideal, and also brings us closer to the doctors who accompany us. And at the beginning of 2015 have also link new developments that promise much. To resume my posts after months of many trabalhinhos that kept me a bit from day to day in the blog (now over ta?), How about a picture of the new?
As has been said here at the time of the launch, one of the novelties was the glucometer IBG Star, Sanofi, that attaches to the iPhone4, allowing an interaction platform and facilitated communication (in addition to the strip need very little blood). Unfortunately, there is not available for that device Iphones 5 and 6, the use of an adapter is required. But the product is very good, the graphics give us a much more realistic view of how is our control, and help doctors to evaluate and advise on the best treatment.
As for the drugs needed for the treatment of Diabetes, the Novo Nordisk laboratory launched at the end of passadoa first basal insulin year lasting more than 24 hours, the Deglutec, which can help a lot in reducing nocturnal hypoglycemia piocos, for example. For type 2 diabetes who carrier, the dapagliflozin, it was also released, allowing the elimination of glucose in urine earlier (before hyperglycemia occurs). Regarding System Continuous Infusion Insulin (insulin pump) novelty shaft due to the Medronic, quepassou the market in Brazil, more comfortable and accurate sensor, the Enlite, as Medtronic Veo (pump suspending release insulin when glucose reaches a low level (previously programmed by the user), helping to prevent severe hypoglycemia), which is supenso for 2 hours, unless you cancel this suspension.
By Abbott FreeStyle Libre laboratory, was launched in Europe, with the promise through glucose sensor that will last 14 days, completely replace the to-finger-tips. But of course, the use of blood glucose meter continues as a monitoring tool, since the sensor part of the apparatus. Only the “chatinhas” bites is that no longer exist … what is already good news right?
Integrated glucose monitor and insulin pump Johsons & Johsons with DexCom was released in the US market than it already competes few years with Medtronic in Europe (called Animas Vibe). This equipment, at least for now, still should not be marketed in Brazil.
Recently, at a conference in Paris, the AATD 2015 were released some equipment with more advanced technology in diabetes management. The pump MedtronicMiniMed® 640G + System Sensor, Medtronic’s lab, had its pre – launch in Australia. This infusion system before suspending insulin hypoglycemia happens, that is, when glucose levels are dropping the lock is already held, preventing the patient from hypoglycaemia. When glucose levels stabilize, insulin is again released. This insulin pump also uses an even more sensitive sensor that already on the market, the Enlite 2.
There are limitations to the fact that even if it is a pump system (which requires prior programming and bolus selected by the user) and glucose sensor (which depends on calibrations based on the results of blood glucose), but alreadyYou say that this may be the equipment that comes closest to an artificial pancreas. Who is user Accu Check Combo, only to see the new pump from Roche, the Accu Check Insight .This infusion system has more functionality, it is more modern, uses bluetooth technology. The “glucometer” which is a diabetes management tool – somewhat similar with our Smart Combo – looks a lot like a smartphone, most familiar to the user.
This news fills us with courage to always get better control, take care of our diet, physical activity, our finger tips. Now is to keep all this focus on routine, not neglect so we can take advantage of all that technology is allowing us to perform. Of course every news we receive about new insulins, smart drugs, bionic pancreas transplants, all are promises of a better life for all diabetics, but we still have to wait – wisely – the time when so many innovations will make our life is almost normal. We will await the arrival of news and, meanwhile, we care! This is undoubtedly the best way to get ready in the future for our “gifts”! A big kiss!